Doctor Strange movie: new writer, casting latest

News Simon Brew 19 Jun 2014 - 06:10

Three names remain in the frame for Marvel's Doctor Strange, as Jon Spaihts is hired to rework the screenplay...

We've still not got a release date for Marvel's Doctor Strange movie yet, but there's no doubt remaining that it's happening. Scott Derrickson - shortly to launch Deliver Us From Evil into cinemas - is the man with the job of directing the film. And the latest on the project is that Jon Spaihts is being recruited to work on the screenplay for the movie.

Spaihts is working on the reboot of The Mummy for Universal. He penned the original screenplay, pre-rewrites, for Ridley Scott's Prometheus too. He's now going to rework the original Doctor Strange script, that Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer put together.

Furthermore, the casting shortlist for the title role apparently remains centred on a trio of names. And those names? Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jared Leto. More as we hear it...

Deadline.

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